In Roman mythology, Cupid is the son of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. And he is known as the god of affection. Legend has it that Cupid shoots magical gold-tipped arrows at gods and humans alike. By piercing their heart with an arrow, he causes individuals to fall deeply in love.
Why did Cupid shoot arrows?
The god Apollo insults him, calling a him a silly boy with no business to be shooting arrows. Cupid gets his revenge by shooting one gold arrow at Apollo to make him fall in love, and another (lead-tipped this time) at the beautiful Daphne to make her fear and hate love.
What happens when Cupid hits you with an arrow?
The definition of Cupids arrow in the dictionary is one of the arrows that Cupid is supposed to fire from his bow. According to the myth, a person struck by the arrow immediately falls in love. So Cupids arrow means love.
Does Cupid have an evil brother?
Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.470-74.